Client alternatives in schools
Speaker: Knut Yrvin
Since 2000 there has been a steady growth of municipalities, regions and countries deploy free software at schools. Big deployments are done in Spain, Germany and Brazil. Several projects are targeting schools as distributions as Skolelinux, Edubuntu and K12LTSP to netbooks as One Laptop per Child and Classmate PC. The co-founder of Skolelinux Knut Yrvin asks how the desktop are received so far and what can be improved in respect of educational use. He will look at mEDUXA on the Canary Island and Sugar from One Laptop per Child and ask how KDE may improve the desktop tailored for use in education.
Knut Yrvin is co-founder of Skolelinux and a Community Manager at Qt Software, Nokia. Skolelinux is now a part of Debian Edu. Yrvin started his career at Telenor back in 1986. He graduated with an engineering degree in electronics in 1992 and Masters degree in Computer Science & System Development in 2000. Yrvin has since worked in various businesses from Telecom to consultancy and education.